Toasted Mushroom Rice with Coffee Roasted Asparagus (plant-based & gluten-free)

How about a quick recipe to kick off November? Because as we barge straight into the holidays—when family members suddenly feel entitled to our attention—we’re going to need that extra time. Plus, this dish’s simplicity, wholesome ingredients, and surprisingly deep flavors makes it a perfect addition for potlucks, Friendsgivings, or light weekday dinners. Before you…

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Japanese Cuisine Knowledge Bombs + Fast & Hot Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry (vegan)

While visiting Japan, Kim and I not only learned what classifies authentic Japanese food, we also learned what Japanese food isn’t. At this point, most people know that you’re not going to go to China and eat “the best orange chicken you’ve ever had,” because it’s clear that chow mien, pork fried rice, and all…

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Asian-Inspired Black Pepper Chicken Rice Bowl with Soy Sauce Tossed Veggies (vegan & gf)

Last week, we posted a recipe for an easy, go-to breakfast. Today, we’re covering a recipe for a minimalistic lunch or dinner. Sense a theme coming about? Well, don’t worry kitchen-heads, we’ve got more complex stuff in the works, but look, sometimes people just wanna eat without hours of labor involved, and sometimes we fall…

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Thai Angel Hair Vermicelli with Savory Black Bean Garlic Sauce, Vegan Beef, and Roasted Peanuts (vegan & gf)

I know we started off the last post with a story, but look, we’ve got another one for you. This one has its origins in Miami, taking place around late February, 2019 (for you future readers out there) when Kim and I were in Florida for a short tour with our good friend Dré Tamashi.…

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Thai Winter Squash Curry (vegan & gf)

This curry is based around one of the first curries I ever had: Thai Pumpkin Curry with Chicken. It was rich with coconut milk, tender with big chunks of pumpkin, chewy with pieces of chicken, aromatic with kaffir lime leaves & lemongrass, complex with fish sauce, and spiced with peppers from curry paste. Our curry…

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Toasted Rice Horchata w/ Salted Caramel Drizzle & Coconut Charcoal Whipped Cream (vegan & gf)

Horchata is probably my favorite daytime drink. Why? Because it’s creamy, sweet, laced with cinnamon, and no one judges you for drinking it at 3pm (although I won’t look at you sideways if you want to drink a milkshake midday either). If you’ve never tasted it – prepare your tastebuds for a life changing event.…

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Viet-Cajun Pineapple & Shrimp Fried Rice (vegan & gf)

“Wait wait wait… WAIT. Did you just say “Viet-Cajun” followed by “Vegan Shrimp? Are you guys insane?! Like, I literally don’t understand food anymore – things are and are not at the SAME TIME. How can Vietnamese and Cajun food have any similarities… and… and… HOW CAN SHRIMP BE VEGAN?!” Ahh, the food confusion of…

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Vegan Mushroom Risotto

So I recently caught word of one of the Ten Culinary Testaments and it goes a little something like this: “Risotto… is really hard to make.” WELL GUESS WHAT CULINARY BISHOPS, I DON’T BUY IT.  You see, a strange thing happened when we made this risotto: it came out perfectly. On our first try. And…

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White vs Brown Rice & How to Make Perfect White Rice

  Rice is a topic of controversy among internet bloggers, health groups, chefs, and traditional cultures. And from what I can tell, the popular rice debate revolves around a few main questions: “Should I eat white or brown rice?” “What strands of rice should I use?” “What’s the best way to cook white rice?” We’ll…

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